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Mark 9:34 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But they held their peace: for they had disputed one with another on the way, who [was] the greatest.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who [should be] the greatest.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But they kept silent, for on the way they had discussed with one another which [of them was] the greatest.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who [should be] the greatest.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And they remained silent, for by the way they had been reasoning with one another who [was] greatest.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And they were silent; for, with one another, they had discussed in the way, who should be greatest.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and they were silent, for with one another they did reason in the way who is greater;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But they held their peace, for in the way they had disputed among themselves, which of them should be the greatest.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But they held their peace: For by the way they had disputed among themselues, who [should be] the greatest.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But they were silent: for they had contended in the way one with another, who should be greatest among them.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And they were silent; for by the way they had contended with one another, which should be the great among them.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
they x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
held their peace: 4623
{4623} Prime
From σιωπη [[siope]] (silence, that is, a hush; properly muteness, that is, involuntary stillness, or inability ot speak; and thus differing from G4602, which is rather a voluntary refusal or indisposition to speak, although the terms are often used synonymously); to be dumb (but not deaf also, like G2974 properly); figuratively to be calm (as quiet water).
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
for 1063
{1063} Prime
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
by 1722
{1722} Prime
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
way 3598
{3598} Prime
Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication a progress (the route, act or distance); figuratively a mode or means.
they had disputed 1256
{1256} Prime
Middle voice from G1223 and G3004; to say thoroughly, that is, discuss (in argument or exhortation).
<5675> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive Deponent (See G5789)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 79
among 4314
{4314} Prime
A strengthened form of G4253; a preposition of direction; forward to, that is, toward (with the genitive case the side of, that is, pertaining to; with the dative case by the side of, that is, near to; usually with the accusative case the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, that is, whither or for which it is predicated).
themselves, 240
{0240} Prime
Genitive plural from G0243 reduplicated; one another. (Sometimes with G3326 or G4314.).
who 5101
{5101} Prime
Probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogitive pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions).
[should be] the greatest. 3187
{3187} Prime
Irregular comparative of G3173; larger (literally or figuratively, specifically in age).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Mark 9:34

_ _ But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest — From Matthew 18:1 we should infer that the subject was introduced, not by our Lord, but by the disciples themselves, who came and asked Jesus who should be greatest. Perhaps one or two of them first referred the matter to Jesus, who put them off till they should all be assembled together at Capernaum. He had all the while “perceived the thought of their heart” (Luke 9:47); but now that they were all together “in the house,” He questions them about it, and they are put to the blush, conscious of the temper towards each other which it had kindled. This raised the whole question afresh, and at this point our Evangelist takes it up. The subject was suggested by the recent announcement of the Kingdom (Matthew 16:19-28), the transfiguration of their Master, and especially the preference given to three of them at that scene.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Mark 9:30-40.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Mark 9:34

Who should be greatest — Prime minister in his kingdom.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Matthew 18:1-5 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? ... And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
Matthew 20:21-24 And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom. ... And when the ten heard [it], they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.
Luke 9:46-48 Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest. ... And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
Luke 22:24-30 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. ... That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Romans 12:10 [Be] kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Philippians 2:3-7 [Let] nothing [be done] through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. ... But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
1 Peter 5:3 Neither as being lords over [God's] heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
3 John 1:9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
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Mt 18:1; 20:21. Lk 9:46; 22:24. Ro 12:10. Php 2:3. 1P 5:3. 3Jn 1:9.

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